Meet the Facilitators

Nobu Hata (REALTOR®, e-PRO): An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu Hata is a marketing  professional, REALTOR®, instructor and consultant.  He speaks from experience researching, implementing and adapting various new-school techniques to his brick and mortar business; sharing his stories while demystifying new media, and empowering his peers.

In 2012, he became the Chairperson for NAR’s Young Professional Network.  Currently, he was recently hired as the National Association of REALTORS® Director of Digital Engagement.

Trudy Nishihara, REALTOR®, CIPS, CRB, CRS.  Trudy is a Senior Vice President at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.  She is responsible for recruiting and training new agents for the Leeward Oahu office and is also the Broker-in-Charge of the office.   Prior to that, she was the owner and principal broker for the Realty Group and

Trudy has also served as Chair of the Real Estate Commission and is the 2012 HAR First Vice-President.


Grant “Kapono” Kanoho, CRS.   Kapono is the principal broker of Watanabe International, Inc.  He is the current President of the Council of Residential Specialist, Hawaii Aloha Chapter. 

Also, he created the successful blog, which showcases neighborhoods
and everything there is to see and do in Hawaii.


Dale Bordner, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES.  Dale is currently a senior partner and Broker-in-Charge at Island, REALTORS®.  Prior to that, she owned her own real estate company for 25 years.  Active in the real estate community, Dale has served as President of HICentral MLS, President of the Hawaii Chapter of CRB, and is the President-Elect of the Hawaii Association of REALTORS®.



Brooke Derby.  Having been in the industry for 11 years, Brooke brings to real estate her extensive background in Leasing, Property Management, Vacation Rentals, and Mortgage Finance. The latest training in technology, design and advertising inspire her creativity and innovation. She willingly shares her enthusiasm for real estate on the Big Island as a resident of the gorgeous Kohala Coast.

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